Story: Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health

Tuberculosis inoculation

Tuberculosis inoculation

These young Māori children are being inoculated against tuberculosis in the 1950s. Tuberculosis was a significant killer of Māori during this period, but inoculations were successful in halting the disease.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Slow progress, 1920 to 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)

Story by Raeburn Lange, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018